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New Ship Colors for Jan., Feb. & March, 2018
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 11:44 PM UTC
Tru-Color Paint is pleased to announce the new releases of U.S. Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy Ship colors that will ship (or have started to ship) for the first quarter of 2018. All of these are for WWII era ships.

TCP-1005 5-L Light Gray, Early 1941
TCP-1006 5-O Ocean Gray, Late 1941
TCP-1008 5-S Sea Blue, Version C
TCP-1010 Deck Blue 20B, 1942-19846
TCP-1011 Cavite Blue
TCP-1018 5-O Ocean Gray, Early 1941
TCP-1021 5-D Dark Gray
TCP-1022 Norfolk 250N Flight Deck Stain
TCP-1023 Navy Brown 1-A, 1942
TCP-1106 IJN Sasebo Arsenal Gray A
TCP-1107 IJN Kure Arsenal Gray A
TCP-1108 IJN Maizuru Arsenal Gray A
TCP-1109 IJN Yokosuka Arsenal Gray A
TCP-1110 IJN Type 1 Camouflage Green
TCP-1111 IJN Type 2 Camouflage Green

All of these are available in 1 oz. (30ml) bottles at $ 5.69 each suggested list and 2 oz. (60ml) bottles at $ 10.25 each from your favorite hobby shop, online store or from us directly.

Note that the remaining 4 Imperial Japanese Navy colors will be released in April, 2018.

These and the entire military paint line will be on display and for sale at the IPMS National Convention (August 1-4, 2018) in Phoenix, AZ. Drop by our tables for a chat, place your orders to ship to you or purchase there. Looking forward to meeting everyone at the convention.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to reply to this forum, call or email us.

Martin Cohen, PhD
Tru-Color Paint
P.O. Box 74524
Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524

714-488-9779+
email: tru.colorpaint1@yahoo.com
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 12:07 AM UTC
We have taken all the comments about our website into consideration and have modified all the military pages in the following manner.

1) Color chips for all of the paints have been added to their appropriate category. That is all the U.S. Naval colors have been added to the Naval page, Armor Colors to the armor page and Aircraft colors to the Aircraft page. As we add more countries colors we will update the website accordingly.

2) Color chips and information on popular generic colors, solvents (thinner and retarder), finishes (clear flat and clear gloss) and paint useful for figures and dioramas are shown on 2 pages added to each military paint section - armor, aircraft and naval. It makes it easier for the modeler to find white, black, red, etc.

3) In the Naval page there is a reference table showing the Camouflage Measures of the U.S. Navy with the Correct Tru-Color Paint stock number for that paint and time frame. All of the Grays, Blues, Anti-Fouling Red and Deck colors are represented. We could not find a similar table for the Greens and Browns used on ships in the Pacific.

4) The order forms will stay as we feel this is more secure than having a shopping cart where the credit/debit card info might be compromised by hackers. Since we invoice via Paypal (a very secure platform) just the email address is needed for billing purposes.

We believe this covers the majority of the comments regarding our website. If there is anything else we should address, please reply to this thread.

Looking forward to meeting with all the modelers at the IPMS National Convention in Phoenix, AZ on August 1-4, 2018 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Martin Cohen, PhD
Tru-Color Paint
P.O. Box 74524
Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524

714-488-9779
email: tru.colorpaint1@yahoo.com
Cadeus
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 05:33 AM UTC
I love your company and how you interact with the customers. I haven't got to try your paints yet as I just finished a military medical discharge and I'm on a fixed income. I will as soon as I can just based off how you run your company and take into account the comments from them to better your company. You guys are awesome and keep up the awesome work.
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:35 AM UTC
Norman:

Thank you for the praise. We believe very strongly in customer service and interacting with customer's comments and suggestions. After all, it is the customer who is the end user and buying our product.

That is why we strive to listen to what customers want - whether it is a specific color or country of interest. Our goal is to be the largest supplier of military colors for the market - just as we are the largest for the railroad market.

It is going to take time for us to reach that goal. Modelers have to be comfortable to try new things and that is why communication is important to us.

Looking forward to your trying our paint in the future.

Martin Cohen, PhD
Tru-Color Paint